"On behalf of Sikhs in Australia, and in Victoria in particular, we are very pleased that VCAT has upheld religious freedom in schools. We applaud Sidhak Singh's parents who took a stand for their child that will benefit all faith communities," said Mejindarpal Kaur, International Legal Director of UNITED SIKHS. Here is a video message on our advocacy work from Mejindarpal Kaur, our International legal Director.
Aussie Sikh Student Wins Discrimination Case against Christian School
September 20, 2017
Melbourne, Australia: In a landmark decision, the Victorian Administrative and Civil Tribunal (VCAT) ruled on Tuesday that 5 year old Sidhak Singh had been unlawfully discriminated by a Christian school that had refused to enrol him because he had unshorn hair and wore a patka, a head covering worn by Sikh children.
Melbourne, Australia - The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) will decide at the end of the ongoing hearing if 5-year-old Sidhak Singh was discriminated against by the Melton Christian School when they refused to enroll him last year because he wore a patka, a religious head covering.
UNITED SIKHS Meets Ambassador to Rebut France's Denial of Turban Ban
February 6, 2016
New Delhi: UNITED SIKHS led a meeting with the French ambassador on Thursday to rebut France's recent statement that the turban was not banned in France. UNITED SIKHS director, Gurpreet Singh, submitted to the French ambassador, H.E. Francois Richier, that it was misleading to say that there is no Sikh turban ban in France as the 2004 ban in public schools and on ID photos continues to date.
Birmingham, UK - UNITED SIKHS are pleased to announce that we have been working with Halfords Group PLC to introduce new guidance confirming that Sikhs may wear their articles of faith, including the Kirpan, for Amritdhari Sikhs (initiated Sikhs who have taken Amrit), on all Halfords premises.